Indeed, Just 7% Of What Donald Trump Says Is Factually Accurate

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By Amanda Froelich at trueactivist.com

 

When Trump’s many statements were fact-checked, it was discovered that only 7% of what the presidential candidate spouts is true.
This recent news shouldn’t be surprising to most readers.

When Politifact rated a number of Trump’s tweets and so-called ‘facts’, it was discovered that of all 70 statements only five were “mostly true.” That’s a measly 7%! 

Nearly 13, or almost one out of every five, were rated “Half True.” Another nine, or 13%, were rated “Mostly False.”

One of Trump's lies.

In addition, 14 – or one out of every five checked – were so egregiously false, they earned a “Pants on Fire” false rating.

This means 74%, or nearly 3/4 statements made by the presidential candidate, were false to some degree.

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Ben Carson, the spirited candidate who believes the Egyptian pyramids were constructed to store grain, scored lower than Donald Trump. (No surprise there, right?) Only one of Carson’s statements earned a a mostly true, and just three managed to score half true.

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Hillary Clinton isn’t as much of a liar, at least. Her statements scored at least mostly true half the time, and half true 21% of the time. She had just two “pants on fire” lies.

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How did Bernie Sanders compare? The Senator scored close to Hillary, although fewer statements of his were scrutinized. 54% of his statements were rated either true or mostly true, and he had no pants-on-fire lies.

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Jeb Bush tells the truth about 46% of the time.

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Not every liar is equal, however. Most of what Donald Trump spouts is being used as a propaganda tool to rally fear and hate. According to The New York Times, Trump spreads his lies through social media (and far too many people believe everything they read on the internet), therefore mainstream media isn’t doing its job of calling him out.

Hopefully, more scrutiny will follow.

We’ll let Jonathon Capehart of The Washington Post put the Big Apple billionaire’s lies into perspective:


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5 COMMENTS

  1. I have to disagree on who’s lying and how much. I think Trump “embellishes” too much. It’s probably because he’s a business man and a salesman. That’s how he makes deals. In politics, you can’t do that because people start calling you a liar. Ben Carson has the most integrity of all of them. I have not seen him tell a lie. Now, Hillary, is a different story. I have seen her blatantly lie about things even the media didn’t talk about. She lies more than Obama. At least you believe Obama.

  2. This is false. There something fishy about this article. It is being plagiarized by someone and the facts that are being told here well there only one. 90% of this article is bullshit. I’ve seen this article before by the Anti Media Group on the True Activist. If you believe any of the crap on this article you need to realize not to trust one source foe your information and go and look it up yourself.

    • Politifact is run by the Tampa Bay Times and they do fact check EVERYTHING. All their sources are cited and you can read about all of those sources by clicking any of the quotes on the politifacts.com page.

  3. Ummm that picture shown with the statistics is obviously incorrect. The percentages are supposed to add up to one-hundred. The chart shown adds up to two-hundred. Just dayin :/

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